When we decided to join the Alaska Cup 2013, on top of my other things to do with my footballer was to visit historical places in Manila. Perfect to help with his Civics lessons; I think he can understand more if he can relate to the topic and that means, visiting these places.
What other place in Manila is more historical than the walled city of Intramuros? And a trip to Intramuros is incomplete when you skip Fort Santiago.
I am confident to make our day trip kid-friendly but I guess I don’t have to make any effort. My son, Akira was ecstatic the moment we got our tickets.
He wanted to touch the fountain. Sorry kid.
Rizal Shrine was closed that time for some repairs so we proceeded to the dungeon and to Baluarte de Santa Barbara where he found more places and saw Pasig River. He just love these little passageways.
The exhibits at Baluarte de Santa Barbara can be more informative with their tour guides. Nice pieces from furniture to the original novels of Rizal. With more tourists coming in, we went back to Plaza de Armas. I just let him explore on his own and he went inside the Rajah Suliman Theatre.
He went to areas I didn’t explore the last time I was here. I guess he just love the space and the fact that I was not telling him ” No! Stop that! Stay here!”. haha.
I recommend all parents to take their kids to Fort Santiago. My son just fell in love with it – the cannons, tunnels and the large space for running. Come here as a family, your kids will surely ask a lot of things.
- Best to come here early to avoid the rush. Around10:30, 10 tourists buses arrived.
- Bring water, hats and sunnies
What’s your Fort Santiago story?